Motor and Other Vehicles
Theft and Related Offenses
R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-9-2
§ 31-9-2. Possession of stolen vehicle or parts.
(a) Any person who, with intent to procure or pass title to a vehicle which he or she knows or has reason to believe has been stolen or unlawfully taken, receives or transfers possession of the vehicle from or to another, or who has in his or her possession any vehicle which that person knows or has reason to believe has been stolen or unlawfully taken, and who is not an officer of the law engaged at the time in the performance of his duty as an officer of the law, is guilty of a felony.
(b) Any person who receives, barters, conceals, stores, sells, conveys, or disposes of stolen vehicle parts which that person knows or has reason to believe have been stolen or unlawfully taken is guilty of a felony. Conviction for a second and for subsequent convictions under this section may be punished by imprisonment for a term of not less than one year nor more than ten (10) years, or by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both fine and imprisonment.
History of Section.
P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 12, § 5; G.L. 1956, § 31-9-2; P.L. 1983, ch. 221, § 7.